Don’t Be Impatient 1
“… As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.”
1 Samuel 13:7-9.
The background of the story in our opening scripture was a time when the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel. The Bible records that the enemy that came up against Israel was like the sand upon the sea shore in multitude. The sight was so scary that the men of Israel actually began to hide themselves in caves, in thickets, in rocks, in high places, and in pits.
As a result of these happenings, Saul became impatient with the instruction that he had been given by the Prophet Samuel after waiting for seven days and still the Prophet Samuel had not come, he then went and offered the burnt offering as against divine order.
In carrying out a God-given vision, you must guard your heart from impatience. Impatience is one of the characteristics of those who are ambitious. How do you know you are ambitious? Ambitious people do things to please people rather than to please God. If the fear of men becomes stronger than the fear of God in your heart, you may never be able to fulfill your God-given destiny.
Please read Ephesians 3:16 and ask God to strengthen you with might in your inward man to do His will.
For further study, read:
1 Samuel 15:1-29.
Doing the Word
Be willing to please God rather than men.